Feature #5950

Difference between "Duplicate" and "Copy" issue

Added by Casper Roubos over 11 years ago. Updated about 9 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:2010-07-23
Priority:NormalDue date:
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Is it possible to explain in the wiki the difference between "duplicate" and "copy" an issue.

This question is asked frequently to our admin and if a user presses "help" he/she can find it him/herself.


#1 Updated by Mischa The Evil over 11 years ago

  • Category set to Documentation

#2 Updated by Ewan Makepeace about 11 years ago


This is not a documentation issue but a bug. All we want is a simple way to make copies of existing issues. Duplicate is close (but parent field does not get duplicated). Copy is rather unexpected in its options (no way to rename the issue for example). Having both options side by side is very ambiguous and so poor design - they need to be refactored to be more user friendly.

#3 Updated by Andy Bolstridge about 11 years ago

agree, the wording 'duplicate' always makes me think (for issues) that you want to mark the issue as a duplicate of another - not to copy its details into another issue.

#4 Updated by Simeon Fitch almost 10 years ago

I too am confused about this. What are the use cases for each of the features (and how do they differ). If I want a new issue that is similar to another, but with a different, say title or category, which do I use?

#5 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang almost 10 years ago

These 2 actions are merged in a single "Copy" action in the forthcoming 1.4.0 release.

#6 Updated by @ go2null about 9 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Closed per JPL above, and as verified in 2.1.0

#7 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang about 9 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed
  • Resolution set to Fixed


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